Shrubs: Exotic

Most of the plants listed here are sold in 18cm pots or 4L bags. Where container sizes differ this is noted on the plant description.  Our plant descriptions are based on our own research and observations, and we are always happy to receive additional comments - or corrections! Please feel free to email us at leone@petalfaire.co.za .

Alstonia venenata

Common name: Poison devil tree

Description: A rare medicinal exotic shrub with wavy margins on lance shaped leaves. Clusters of white flowers in summer
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Bouvardia ternifolia

Common name: Scarlet trompetilla

Description: Gorgeous rare weeping exotic shrub. Prune immediately after flowering. Dense clusters of coral flowers. Waterwise.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Buddleja - Black Knight

Common name: Purple butterfly bush

Description: A fast growing exotic shrub with arching shoots and lance shaped leaves. Sprays of small yellow eyed purple flowers. Attract butterflies.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Buddleja - Lilac

Common name: Lilac Butterfly bush

Description: A floriferous exotic shrub with arching shoots and lance shaped leaves. Tapering spikes of lilac flowers.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Cananga odorata

Common name: Ylang ylang tree

Description: Very rare fast growing tree with glossy pointed leaves with wavy margins. Highly scented greenish yellow flowers used for perfume.
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R400.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Cantua buxifolia

Common name: Sacred flower of the incas

Description: A semi scandent lax exotic shrub with small lance shaped lobed leaves and pendant tubes of cerise pink flowers in spring. Needs support. Prune after flowering.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Cistus x pulverulentus

Common name: Magenta rock rose

Description: A bushy compact shrub with oval crinkled edged dark green leaves and saucer shaped rosy flowers. Waterwise.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Clerodendrum schweinfurthii

Common name: Gurke clerodendrum

Description: Very rare fast growing African shrub / trailer with bright leaves, unusual blue-black fruits and clusters of scented white flowers.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Colquhounia coccinea

Common name: Himalayan mint shrub

Description: An upright exotic shrub with grey lance shaped toothed furry scented leaves. Orange red flowers from summer - autumn.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Deutzia - Mont Rose

Common name: Deutzia - Mont Rose

Description: Bushy well shaped exotic shrub with narrow dark green leaves. Clusters of pale pink flowers in summer. Prune after flowering.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Deutzia scabra - Pride of Rochester

Description: An upright exotic shrub with arching stems and lance shaped leaves. Pendant clusters of star shaped double white flowers. Prune after flowering.

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R150.00  |   Buy now

Echium candicans

Common name: Pride of Madeira

Description: A rounded upright shrub with woody stems and hairy whitish leaves and panicles of vibrant blue flowers. 20cm pots
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Exotic: Echium pininana

Common name: Tree echium

Description: A robust exotic biennial with a woody central stem and hairy silver leaves. Single panicles of blue/white flowers in summer. Bees. Our plants seem to be mostly white.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Exotic: Holmskioldia sanguinea

Common name: Orange Chinese hat plant

Description: A scrambling lax shrub with slender pointed ovate leaves and orange saucer-shaped flowers. Attracts butterflies.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Exotic: Justicia carnea

Common name: Brazilian plume flower

Description: An upright exotic shrub with robust stems and large leaves. Plumes of tubular dark pink flowers. Prune back hard in spring.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Fuchsia arborescens

Common name: Tree fuchsia

Description: A fast growing shrub with lance shaped bright green leaves. Panicles of small rose to magenta flowers are followed by edible purple seeds / berries. Plants still very small.
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R120.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Hamelia patens

Common name: Firebush

Description: A multi-purpose exotic shrub - mine is shaped to climb. Sprays of orange flowers from summer - autumn. Bees insects butterflies.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Hebe - Autumn glory

Common name: Veronica - Autumn joy

Description: A mound shaped exotic shrub with dark-green, round, thick leaves on upright branches. Masses of purple/blue clusters of flowers from mid-Summer. Butterfly plant.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Heimia salicifolia

Common name: Sinicuichi, Elixir of the Sun

Description: A bushy exotic shrub with woody stems and narrow dark green leaves. Frilly yellow flowers tucked between the leaves in spring. Hallucinogenic properties!
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Holmskioldia sanquinea

Common name: Red Chinese hat plant

Description: An upright exotic shrub with arching stems and slender pointed ovate leaves. Trumpet shaped RED flowers in summer. Waterwise.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Hydrangea serrata

Common name: Lacecap hydrangea

Description: A mixed selection of various varieties that make good specimen plants. Large flat flowerheads in summer.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Hypericum androsaemum - Gladys Brabazon

Common name: Hypericum - Gladys Brabazon

Description: A bushy rounded shrub with cup shaped flowers and oval lime leaves with pink and white marbling. Red the black berries. Attracts birds and bees. Hardy to -20 deg C.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Iochroma australe

Common name: Blue angel trumpet

Description: A well shaped floriferous exotic shrub. Large leaves and small trumpet shaped flowers all season.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Iochroma australe alba

Common name: White Angels trumpet

Description: A well shaped floriferous exotic shrub. Large leaves and small trumpet shaped flowers all season.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Iochroma cyaneum

Common name: Violet churcu

Description: Fast growing exotic shrub. Lax branches with large leaves. Narrow dark purple trumpet shaped flared flowers in summer and autumn
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Jasminum bignonianceum

Common name: Indian jasmine

Description: An upright bushy exotic shrub with narrow bright green leaves. Scented small tubular yellow flowers all year.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Justicia aurea

Common name: Yellow jacobinia

Description: A lush branched shrub with robust stems with mid green leaves. Sprays of tubular yellow flowers. Attracts bees.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Philadelphus coronarius

Common name: Mock orange

Description: A fast growing upright exotic shrub with bell shaped scented white flowers in summer. Lovely as specimen plant or in a border. Waterwise.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Phlomis fruticosa

Common name: Jerusalem sage

Description: An upright Mediterranean shrub with lovely crinkled grey leaves and clusters of yellow flowers in summer.
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Phlomis italica

Common name:

Description: A waterwise upright tough perennial with lovely tapered furry grey green leaves and whorls of pink flowers.
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Sambucus - Black lace

Common name: Black elder

Description: A multi-stemmed exotic shrub with finely cut almost black foliage. Panicles of fragrant white flowers in summer. Medicinal and attracts insects. Prune hard in early spring.
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Strobilanthes gossypinus

Common name: Cotton-leaf persian shield

Description: A show stopping exotic shrub with large unusual silver gold foliage. Trumpet like lavender flowers from summer - spring. Waterwise
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Strobilanthes hamiltoniana

Common name: Chinese rain bell

Description: Fast growing perennial with waxy serrated veined leaves and sprays of tubular mauve flowers from winter to spring.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Thunbergia erecta - Fairy moon

Common name: Kings mantle - Fairy Moon

Description: A new upright shrub with oblong shiny dark green leaves and white edged pale blue flowers.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Viburnum opulus

Common name: Snowball bush, Guelder rose

Description: A vigorous upright shrub with maple like three lobed leaves and large pom pom flowers.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Viburnum plicatum "Mariesii"

Common name: Doublefile viburnum

Description: A multi-stemmed exotic shrub with layered horizontal branching and dark green "pleated" leaves. Flat topped sprays of white flowers.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Vitex agnus-castus

Common name: Blue Chaste tree

Description: An upright exotic shrub with palmate toothed aromatic leaves. Sprays of fragrant lilac flowers from summer to autumn. I think this is a stunning garden plant!
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Weigelia florida - Foliis Purpureis

Common name: Purple weigelia

Description: A compact exotic shrub with arching stems and maroon leaves. Rose pink tubular flowers. Slow growing.
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R120.00  |   Buy now